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The Future of 400G AOCs in the Data Center

This year was supposed to be the big one for 400G.  Switches based on12.8T ASICs with a capacity of 32 x 400G ports were released in 2019, potentially enabling significant deployments of 400G in the data center in 2020.  Service providers have been experimenting with 200G, 400G and 600G modules ...

The Remote PHY Strategy in the Cable TV Industry

The origins of most recent technological innovation in networking can be traced back to the growing need for bandwidth and this in turn to the demand for streamed video, multiple IP devices in homes, etc. Starting almost a decade ago, MSOs began to consider Converged Cable Access Platforms (CCAP) as ...

25G for 5G: An Emerging Market for 25G Networks in the Mobile Infrastructure

Optical fiber in cellular infrastructure was first deployed in the 80s -- much the same time that fiber was also creeping into wireline networks for the first time. Then as now, the primary driver for fiber deployment was bandwidth demand, which will soon take a great leap forward as 5G ...

Paths to the Data Center Upgrade

At last year’s ECOC trade show and conference, much of talk at the conference sessions was about the replacement of 100G by 200/400G transceivers.  However, when one talked to end-users walking the show floor, a different story emerged heard.  Most data center managers whose job it typically is to oversee ...
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